Real-Time Power Consumption Monitoring and Management from Anywhere in the World


The customer – a leading provider of power management solutions for buildings and houses. More specifically, these solutions monitor the power consumption within a building and allow the monitoring system to adjust power settings based on the data that is transmitted. Not only does this reduce energy costs for their customers, it decreases CO2 emissions making it environmentally friendly.

The company wanted to provide their customers with the ability to remotely monitor and manage a building’s power consumption; including, air conditioning, lighting, and other electrical units. The power consumption data for each room and floor of the building needed to be transmitted wirelessly and stored on the company’s main server to allow the monitoring system to adjust settings appropriately. Could Lantronix provide a more cost effective, secure Wi-Fi solution that was reliable and scalable?

Key Requirements:

- Extended transmission range with dual band Wi-Fi® (802.11a/b/g/n)
- Ease-of-implementation was critical
- Remote access and control for building power management
- Highest levels of encryption and security to ensure data assets are protected over Wi-Fi utilizing EAP-TLS enterprise level security

The Solution: Lantronix PremierWave XN Ethernet and Wi-Fi Application Server

The Lantronix PremierWave XN – was an ideal solution for the customer, whose business model requires the need to manage building power usage. Without changes to the application software and modem emulation, the centralized PC can contact each controller (via Wi-Fi or Ethernet) and access the appropriate power consumption data in each room and floor. Then, the power consumption data can be downloaded to the controller without the need for any on-site visits.

PremierWave XN Application:
Enabling wireless transmission of power consumption data for commercial buildings



- Enabled secure wireless connectivity to transmit and store power consumption data for each room and floor on the main server
- Provided remote access and control for building power management
- Reduced energy costs – control server automatically adjusted the power consumption
- Rapid deployment – the set-up and configuration was done in a matter of minutes and the solution was up and running within days

premierwave-xnAbout the Lantronix PremierWave XN – Ethernet and Wi-Fi Application Server

High performance, dual band application server for Wi-Fi connectivity – PremierWave XN is a multi-port application server that offers high performance Ethernet or Wireless connectivity for remote access and easy management of machines or equipment over the network and across the Internet.

PremierWave XN Key Benefits:

- Increased wireless speed, improved reliability and extended transmission range with dual band (2.4/5 GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Lantronix SmartRoam™ technology provides seamless mobile connectivity and improved reliability
- Enterprise-level security options including AES, SSL, SSH and EAP for data encryption and authentication
- Simple device set-up, configuration and monitoring with powerful, industry-standard management tools (Web, CLI, XML), Lantronix DeviceInstaller™, QuickConnect, and WPS support

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